The I Love Romance Blog is a place to talk about the topic of love and any romance novels we’re interested in. ♥

My name is Marie Lavender.  I am a multi-genre author of 21 books.  I have written and published in the genres of historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic comedy, paranormal romance, fantasy, romantic suspense, science fiction, dramatic fiction, mystery/thriller, literary fiction and poetry. The list of genres/subgenres just goes on, as you can see on my ‘Projects and Writing’ page on my official author site. I also write love poems now and then for ILRB. Romance is a weakness of mine as both reader and writer. My author website is http://marielavender.com/.

I run two other blogs, Writing in the Modern Age and Marie Lavender’s Books and Things.

Please feel free to look me up and connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. You can also find me on Instagram and follow my book updates on BookBub.

Facebook Fan pages:  https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMarieLavender








28 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hi Marie, I’m new to Word Press and I am finishing up a novel soon. I am so new to this, and having people read my written word scares me to death. But to have people fall in love with my characters, like I have, well, there are no words for that. If you don’t mind coming by my blog and reading a chapter, and let me know what you think. I need all the support I can get!!! ty!!


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    1. I read your first chapter, Stacy! Great start! Good job at hooking the reader and starting “en media res”. You created automatic tension by thrusting the heroine into a pretty stressful situation. I think you have a good handle on things.

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  2. Hi Marie, this is my first time on your blog. Your response to Stacy (above) was generous and certainly inspiring to her.
    I am working on my own new book about romantic love and am very interested in the idea of sustaining the intimacy and ecstasy that occurs early on when two people fall in love. I am convinced that the wonders of romance do not need to disappear with time if a couple works at what I call radical intimacy (deep and open-hearted sharing). I also believe that romantic love gives us the gift of being able to see the true beauty of our partner.

    I would love to blog with you and your readers about this. I hope you respond.

    Peace and love. Matthew Anderson

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  3. Hi Marie. This is a brief courtesy call to let you know I’ll be following you over the next month on the A – Z. I’ve already selected to follow you so I’ll register you on my blogroll too.
    I’ve just enjoyed your guest post by Charity. 🙂
    I dabble in erotica among other things, because like you – I am multi-genre.
    Until later.

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  4. Hi Marie,

    My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot.

    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog I Love Romance has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 100 Romance Book Blogs on the web.


    I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 100 Romance Book Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

    Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog.


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